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Welcome to the Twelfth District Court of Appeals' web site. The Court has jurisdiction over eight counties, and its central office is located in Middletown, Ohio. To find out more about the Court of Appeals click the About button above and for directions and a map to the Court's residence please click the Location button.

NEWS
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COURT OPERATIONS AND COVID-19

In response to Governor Mike DeWine's Executive Order 2020-01D declaring a state of emergency regarding the COVID-19 public heath emergency, the Court will take those measures necessary to keep the public, attorneys, and our staff safe.

All oral arguments scheduled for April and May are hereby canceled and those cases previously scheduled for oral argument during those months will be decided on the briefs only. The Court will continue its regular schedule for submitting cases on the briefs.

Although the Court's central offices in Middletown are closed to the public, the Court will continue operating with only essential staff on site.

Any questions regarding operations of the clerk of courts' offices in the Twelfth District should be directed to the clerk's office in each individual county.

2020 JUDICIAL CONFERENCE AND APPELLATE SEMINAR CANCELLED

The Court's annual Judicial Conference and Appellate Seminar, scheduled for April 24, 2020, has been cancelled.

COURT COVID-19 OPERATIONS ORDER

The Court has issued the following OPERATIONS ORDER which is effective immediately, governing the continued consideration of pending cases.

COURT COVID-19 OPERATIONS ORDER

The Court has issued the following OPERATIONS ORDER which is effective June 1, 2020, governing access to the court's central office location in Middletown.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

The Court's central office in Middletown will be open for business on Columbus Day, October 12, 2020, although no oral arguments are scheduled for that date.

The various clerk of courts offices in the Twelfth District may or may not be open depending on whether those counties observe the Columbus Day holiday on October 12.

Questions regarding the observation date of the Columbus Day holiday should be directed to the individual clerk of each county within the Twelfth District.

CONTACT

General questions about the 12th District Court of Appeals should be directed to the Court Administrator, Bennett A. Manning, Esq., questions or comments about these pages directed to our Assistant Administrator, Scot M. Ritter, Esq., and questions about the Court's mediation program should be directed to our Conference Attorney, Sasha Blaine, Esq.

1001 Reinartz Blvd.
Middletown, Ohio 45042
513-425-6609
1-800-824-1883 (in Ohio only)
513-425-8751 (Fax)

Attorneys who wish to remain on the Court's list of counsel willing to accept appointments on pending criminal and juvenile appeals should fill out and mail the following form:

APPOINTED COUNSEL REGISTRATION FORM

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